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Melissa Etheridge headlining at San Diego Pride 2019

Melissa Etheridge headlining at San Diego Pride 2019
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San Diego Pride

Every year San Diego Pride gets A-list talent to headline at the music festival. This year is no different as Melissa Etheridge is taking the stage to help celebrate Pride with America's Finest City. 

The iconic Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter will headline and close out the 2019 Pride Festival on Sunday, July 14. 

“To my LGBTQ fans in San Diego and around the world, I have so much to thank you for,” said Etheridge. “You are the proof that we can become the change we wish to see. This community makes me a better person every day and this year at San Diego Pride, we will raise our spirits to the heavens and rock ‘til we drop!”

This year's Pride celebration is a historic one. Executive director of San Diego Pride, Fernando Z. López said Etheridge is the perfect person to mark this milestone in San Diego. 

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that launched the modern-day LGBTQ civil rights movement, our Pride theme is A Legacy of Liberation, and I can think of no one better to embody that spirit than Melissa Etheridge,” said López, executive director of San Diego Pride. “Her decades of meaningful music and inspired advocacy continue to connect the LGBTQ community and carve a better path forward both here and around the world.”

The singer has always been a popular artist, but it wasn't until 1993 and her album Yes I Am that catapulted her onto the mainstream charts. The song "Come to My Window" earned her a Grammy nod, as did the ballad "I'm the Only One." 

Etheridge has become an inspiration not only to the LGBT community but to cancer survivors as well. The rocker is a survivor of breast cancer but even that didn't stop her from taking the stage at the 2005 Grammy Awards to pay tribute to another icon, Janis Joplin. 

It is that tenacity and spirit which makes her one of the most inspirational voices in the LGBT community. She will bring that same energy to San Diego Pride this summer where thousands of people will gather together to celebrate a historic moment in the often tumultuous timeline of persistence within the community. 

That journey was made easier thanks to the music and advocacy of the incomparable Melissa Etheridge. 

Other great artists will join the musical guest list. Keep checking back to SDGLN for more details. 

Events, Details and Tickets:

OUT at the Opera: April 5, 2019

OUT at the Park: April 19, 2019

#MeToo LGBTQ: April 27, 2019

She Fest: July 6, 2019

Light Up The Cathedral: July 10, 2019

San Diego Pride 2019:

Spirit of Stonewall Rally: July 12, 2019

San Diego Pride Parade: July 13, 2019

San Diego Pride Festival: July 13 – 14, 2019

Festival & parade tickets can be purchased HERE.

To find out how to volunteer with San Diego Pride click HERE

For a full list of events, visit our website HERE.



Weekend VIP - Advance (21+): $175

Weekend General Admission - Early Bird: $20

One-Day General Admission - Early Bird: $15

Get tickets HERE


Saturday, July 13, 2019: Noon - 10 pm

Sunday, July 14, 2019: 11 am - 9 pm

Ticket Subsidies:

High-school aged youth and younger: Free at box office

Seniors (65+): Discounted tickets at box office

All proceeds from the festival support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropic efforts and year-round education and advocacy programs.

San Diego Pride is on Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 - Sunday, Jul 14, 2019

San Diego Pride at Marston Point, Balboa Park